NYLT - National Youth Leadership Training
NYLT - National Youth Leadership Training
HAWKEYE NYLT 2014
NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING
WHAT IS HAWKEYE NYLT?
The Boy Scouts of America developed National Youth Leadership Training. It consists of a seven-day, high-energy,
outdoor, youth leadership development adventure. A staff of volunteer Scouts and Scouters selected for their
knowledge and dedication conducts Hawkeye NYLT.
The Conference challenges each participant’s mental, physical and emotional condition. Scouts who come to the
Conference are assigned at random to patrols to work together. As a patrol, they will cook, attend presentations,
and function together with spirit and teamwork. This Conference is a demanding program that does not permit
time to offer field sports, merit badges or a regular trading post.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF HAWKEYE NYLT?
This Conference will:
• Give participants the confidence and knowledge to run the troop, crew, or post program.
• Give participants knowledge of leadership skills and how to apply them in their own unit.
• Allow participants to share ideas and experiences with Scouts from other units.
• Provide an opportunity to experience Scouting at its best.
• Enhance the relationship between the participant and their unit leader.
• BE FUN!
WHO MAY ATTEND HAWKEYE NYLT?
To be eligible to attend a Scout must:
• Be a First Class Scout and at least 13 years old before the start of the Conference (NO EXCEPTIONS – DON’T
ASK) –or– a Venturing Crew or Post member at least 14 years old at start of Conference
• Have participated in a minimum of 12 nights of Boy Scout camping, 6 of which may include Summer Camp.
Basic Scoutcraft skills are a prerequisite to be successful in this Conference.
• Currently hold a leadership position in the troop, crew, or post; or, have the potential and DESIRE to serve
in such a role.
• Be recommended by their Scoutmaster or Advisor to attend the Conference.
• Participate (encouraged but not required) in Introduction to Troop Leadership Skills (ILST, for Boy Scouts)
or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC, for Venturers) prior to the Conference.
• Submit current/complete version of the BSA Health Form and checklist – forms required
Must be dated after 6/28/2013 to be valid.
Must be parts A, B & C (C must be completed by MD/DO, Physicians Asst. or Nurse Practitioner).
• Plan to stay the entire course unless prior arrangements are made with the course director.
• Want to come.
No more than two Scouts from any unit will be allowed to register for the Conference.
LOCATION: Camp Waubeek at the Howard H. Cherry Scout Reservation.
DATES: 12:30 pm Sunday, June 22 – 9:00 am Saturday, June 28.
WHAT’S THE COST?
The cost is $195.00 per Scout. A deposit of $50 per Scout (transferable but not refundable) must accompany the
Troop space reservation form with the balance ($145) received with completed participant application by April
After May 15th, no refunds will be made for individual cancellations except for medical reasons or family
emergencies unless another Scout on the waiting list assumes the cancelled Scout's place.
Prospective participants, their parents and unit leaders are strongly urged (but are not required) to attend our
orientation session on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at a time and location yet to be determined.
APPLICATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINES:
Troops, Crews, and Posts may reserve up to two spaces by completing a unit reservation form and submitting a
$50 deposit for each reservation to the Scout office or by email starting at 8:30 AM, Monday February 17, 2014.
Scoutmasters and Crew/Post Advisors do not need to submit participant names with the unit reservation form,
but completed participant applications must be received by April 15th.
• Unit space reservation forms are due (received in the Scout office) by March 15, 2014.
• Participant applications must be completed and received in the Scout office along with the balance of the
$195 payment by April 15th.
• Full payments for Unit space reservations are due by April 15, 2014 or the Unit’s space will be forfeit to
those on the waiting list.
• Medical forms are due by Sunday, June 7th (mailed to be received by that date or turned in at
IS ANY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED?
An equipment list will be sent to each participant as soon as the unit’s reservations are confirmed.
Most Scouts participating in an active Scouting outdoor program should have the necessary equipment.
WHAT ABOUT UNIFORMING?
Scouts participating in Hawkeye NYLT are the current and future leaders of their units. Setting a good example by
good uniforming is a sign of a leader. Consequently, Scouts will be required to wear a full uniform (sometimes
referred to as “Class A”, including shirt, pants/shorts, belt, and socks) for assemblies and special occasions.
Detailed uniforming information will be included in each Scout's registration package.
WHAT ABOUT THE MEDICAL FORM?
All participants must have a properly completed and current BSA Health Form (parts A, B & C) on file at the time
the Conference starts or the youth will not be allowed to participate. A photocopy of this form should be turned
in by the pre-conference meeting to allow for medical recheck and time to correct any deficiencies. We are
required to have a properly completed medical form on file in the unlikely event that a medical emergency arises
during the Conference. Consequently, we cannot make any exceptions to this requirement. A participant who
does not have a properly completed form on file at the start of the Conference will be asked to return home and
will forfeit registration fees unless another Scout replaces him. Medical forms will be returned at the end of the
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
Additional information can be obtained from the Course Scoutmaster Fred Ullrich at (319) 512-1394 or e-mail at: